Elon Musk Permits Developer To Use SpaceX in a New Game After a Barrage of Tweets

Published 01/21/2021, 11:05 AM EST
Dublin, Wednesday 31th October 2013: Pictured at the The Web Summit 2013, RDS. Photo by Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media


Twitter is the social media platform where gamers thrive. They have used the platform to achieve impressive feats. Tweets from gamers have led to developers making changes to games. It could also be the reason behind Epic Games keeping a huge prize pool for the upcoming FNCS after a huge community outcry. Moreover, celebrities like Elon Musk also use this platform to meme about games.

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In a recent crossover episode, a developer convinced Elon Musk to get his way. Lyubomir Vladimirov is a game developer who is currently working on a new project. His title revolves around the colonization of the planet Mars. Therefore, in order to get some support with his project, Lyubomir tried getting in touch with Elon via Twitter.

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Lyubomir wanted to use SpaceX branding in his games. To make it happen, the developer decided he would tweet at Elon for a whole year till he gets permission to use SpaceX logos and name. Until yesterday, he had been tweeting the same thing as a reply to Elon’s posts for 154 days. However, his luck finally struck out as Elon replied to his tweet recently.

Elon Musk helps an indie developer make his dream game

Lyubomir’s dream came true as Elon replied to his tweet recently. Elon said SpaceX won’t sue the developer if he ends up using the SpaceX logo and name. However, Lyubomir did not want a freebie. Therefore, he also committed 80% of his profits to go to Elon’s company.

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The indie developer is looking at this as a collaborative opportunity that could help him and Elon achieve a common goal. Lyubomir feels that the purpose behind his game is both to entertain people and spark their interest in Mars. Since the colonization of the Red planet is something that has been Elon’s dream for a long time, the new game can be a close simulation of how the future on Mars is going to look like.

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Ultimately, the game is not a profit venture but more like a dream project for Lyubomir. Therefore, the idea was to make the game happen. Although the game could have also happened without the SpaceX branding, with the help of the aeronautic giants, it can reach a larger audience helping achieve its purpose.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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